Aloha, I am Dr. Edward Suarez. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience consulting, training and providing mental health services to a wide range of individuals around the world, including Florida, Hawaii and recently, headquartered in Morocco helping U.S. Peace Corps volunteers adjust to life in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. I received my doctoral degree from the University of Hawaii, specializing in cross-cultural approaches to severe mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, bipolar and major depression) but since then have expanded my expertise into areas of adjustment, stress & coping, anxiety (including social anxiety, OCD and phobias)
My training and therapeutic approach focus on using best practices such as client-centered, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including mindfulness and motivational interviewing, designed to help my clients efficiently assess and address problems in the here and now without having to delve into ancient history. Usually this begins with a holistic assessment and focus on each person's health, diet, nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, socialization, stress coping skills and self-care regimen, in addition to any additional specific concerns of each client I serve.
My therapeutic approach emphasizes rapport building, empathic listening, radical acceptance, genuineness, and helping client's develop skills so they can build on therapy to independently maximize their potential. The therapeutic relationship involves mutual collaboration in creating a client-based and client-driven plan so we can honestly assess and document progress and client readiness to successfully graduate and move on in a reasonable amount of time.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Psychologist #9615 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Psychologist #839 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Dr Suarez is a great listener and really pushes me to look at my actions and figure out better ways of doing things like exercise, eating healthy, sleeping, breathing techniques, and better ways of communication. I'm definitely growing and noticing positive change.
Dr. Suarez is an empathetic and understanding expert whose support has been instrumental to significant progress over a relatively short time period.
Edward is a great guy, caring, helpful and supportive.
In the short time I have worked with Dr. Suarez. He has shown a great aptitude and ability to tailor his approach to my situation. He has been very direct and compassionate in his approach with me. I feel I can benefit greatly from dr. Suarez's knowledge and ability. I am grateful and thankful for having someone as experienced as him working with me.
Dr. Suarez has been so helpful and he is so easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone.
I didn’t know what to expect with BetterHelp and as soon as they paired me I was second guessing if this was for me. As soon as I talked to Dr. Suarez, I felt welcomed and comfortable talking to him. He understood my issues and didn’t judge me but listened and recommended some goals for me. I’m still continuing improving myself with the support of Dr. Suarez and I’m looking forward to the next step in my life.
Dr Suarez is very professional and a great listener. He really invests in understanding what you’re going through and helps you by applying practical CBT techniques in the easiest possible ways. Highly recommended
Dr Suarez has made me feel supported and listened to; he tunes in seamlessly and it feels very supportive and non judgmental; I enjoy his perspective and feedback, and am finding great comfort and healing so far.
Dr. Suarez is fantastic! Knowledgeable and helpful, but also a fantastic listener.
Dr. Suarez uses a variety of references and techniques to shed light and provide excellent tools for self-management of anxiety.
From the consultations I have had with Ed, he has always been kind, empathetic and knowledgeable. Never have I felt judged or embarrassed with Ed. He is light hearted yet genuinely concerned for my wellbeing even only after a few weeks.
I changed counselors to Dr. Suarez as he seemed like the best fit for me and within the first conversations, I noticed a major difference within counselors. Dr. Suarez is extremely quick and responsive, as I am an international user. He not only listens thoroughly and carefully, but gives great information and comforting feedback with questions. He provides strategies and exercises which I find very helpful. He is easy to talk to and when I am unresponsive, he kindly checks up to see how I am doing. He is an effective professional counselor with great warmth and understanding, and am lucky to be working with such a positive supportive counselor.
Dr. Suarez has definitely exceeded my expectations. He’s an absolute genius at what he’s doing and I’m waiting for our next session.
I have very quickly connected and bonded with Dr. Suarez.
This is the first time I have ever taken action to get the help of this kind, and he helps me to be vulnerable and tell my story which in turn allows him to add unlimited value to me.
Even after the first session a couple of weeks ago I felt uplifted, encouraged, validated, and empowered.
He is a credit to the service, and also of huge value to anybody he gives his service to.
I really look forward to, and I’m excited about my upcoming sessions with him because I know the value that he gives and that I assimilate and take action on.
I still have a lot of work to do on myself, and I’m sure that I’m going to make great progress with Dr. Saurez.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I had a great experience applying CBT in my daily life. Through therapy, I became aware more of my automatic negative self-talking. Also, I had a chance to realize I have more power than I expected to control my irrational thoughts.
Dr. Suarez is an excellent counsellor who understands your needs. He knows how to support you while also challenging you to grow. I never feel rushed or hurried.
He is understanding and provides quality worksheets.
I can't say enough about how helpful this counseling has been. Initially I was very skeptical about online counseling. But I was in the middle of a serious emotional crisis. Dr. Suarez was extremely responsive and helpful. We communicated entirely through written messages. He responded very quickly. He was completely understanding. He helped me get through the crisis. I'm a believer.
I don’t think words can describe well enough, the support and comfort that Dr. Suarez has brought to me. He feels like a friend you can tell anything too and he steers you in a healthy and positive direction no matter how many times you feel like your taking steps backwards - he knows exactly how to put you back on track again and make you believe in your capabilities, to be able to see progress you’ve made and be happy and proud about every step you take. I couldn’t thank him more and wish that everyone had someone like him in there lives!
Dr. Suarez has helped me tremendously in a very short span of time. I’ve felt very supported and understood. Within three live sessions and a few exercises that he has made me do, I’ve already started to see improvements in my mental well being. I look forward to learning more with him.